05/07/2013: 32 Bottlenose Dolphins, 12 Atlantic Grey Seals and five Harbour porpoises

8 hour survey. Start time: 09:06
Weather conditions: sea state 0-2, visibility >10km, Light/moderate swell
27 Bottlenose Dolphins, 11 Atlantic Grey Seals and four Harbour Porpoises

Five bottlenose dolphins were spotted as soon as the survey began near New Quay Harbour. Three adult dolphins were spotted and two Juveniles. They were showing foraging and socialising behaviours.
The second sighting of the day occurred an hour into the survey. Three dolphins were spotted offshore of New Quay, two adults were spotted and one calf. They were seen foraging.
The third sighting of the survey was of two Harbour Porpoises travelling west towards New Quay.
A further brief sighting was noted of another two harbour porpoises.
The next few sightings were of Atlantic Grey Seals. A single grey Seal was spotted in the water near Cardigan Island. A further Nine Atlantic Grey Seals were spotted around Cardigan Island, some individuals were spotted hauled out onto the land, however some individuals were seen in the water.
Many more dolphins were spotted on the return journey of the boat. Many dolphins were seen offshore of Cardigan Bay showing a variety of behaviours of travelling, foraging and milling. A group of four dolphins including a juvenile started Bow riding near Mwnt. Another Atlantic Grey Seal was spotted near the end of the survey in the water near Llangrannog. The survey ended with sightings of three dolphins near New quay Harbour. A total of 27 dolphins were spotted during the survey.

1.5 hour . Start time: 10:51
Weather conditions: sea state 0-2, visibility >10km, Light Swell
One Bottlenose Dolphin

A single adult dolphin was spotted foraging near New Quay Harbour at the very beginning of the survey.

1.5 hour. Start time: 12:15
Weather conditions: sea state 0-2, visibility >10km, Light Swell
Two Bottlenose Dolphins & Atlantic Grey Seal

Two Bottlenose Dolphins were spotted foraging near Cwm Tydu. An Atlantic Grey Seal was spotted in the water near Cwm Tydu.

1.5 hour. Start time: 14:07
Weather conditions: sea state 1, visibility >10km, Light Swell
Two Bottlenose Dolphins & one Harbour Porpoise

Two Bottlenose dolphins were seen travelling just passed the Fish Factory in New Quay. A Harbour Porpoise was spotted foraging near Cwm Tydu.